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Private rentals are a possibility and start at approximately $5500 plus minimum food and beverage spend. You will be able to see all the details regarding bookings on our bookings and events page.

If you have a Gift Certificate or Voucher that has a 6 digit code, please add two zeros “00” to the end of the code when entering it at checkout.

Our planned events can always be found on our Events Page. We are unable to answer requests regarding public events that are not listed on our calendar.

We have a $20 minimum for food and drink purchases when using credit/debit cards. This policy has been instituted based on customer feedback to reduce wait times.

Departure times are strict. No latecomers. No refunds or exchanges. The boat leaves shore 1 hour after boarding begins – don’t be late!

Parking at Rafters Landing is open to the general public and can fill up quickly. We strongly encourage you to take public transportation, taxi, Uber, walk and/or car pool!

Please ensure you leave enough time to find parking. Due to last year’s success of the Accidental Beach there are parking restrictions in Cloverdale. If you park on the grass at Rafters Landing there is a good chance that you will receive a ticket. Please observe all Bylaws when parking at any location.

Directions and important parking information can be found at our Contact Page ||

Ticket are sold online. For most events we also sell tickets at the boat entry but there is no guarantee that you will be able to join as events do sell out. Always check our ticketing system for availability.

Updates to our schedule will be announced on our Newsletter. Sign up to stay updated. 

The cruise lasts 60-90 minutes. For example, if you have a 5 PM cruise, boarding begins at 5 PM, the gangway goes up at 6 PM and the boat leaves shore. The boat returns to shore at approximately 7:30 PM. The next group, if there is one, boards approximately 30 minutes later.

Guests should be prepared to walk approximately 200 meters North from the ticket shack down an incline or stairs.

The boat is wheelchair accessible and has a handicap accessible washroom on the main deck. Be aware that there is a slope from the parking lot to the dock. And accessing the boat via the gangway involves an incline up and then an incline down.

Infants do not need tickets. Infants not allowed if event is 18+. No outside food allowed except for infants. Strollers are allowed for most events but we cannot be held responsible for them.

We are licensed and offer full bar service. Food is available; prices and menu depend on the specific event you book.


The Ship’s Captain makes all decisions regarding the safe sailing of the Edmonton Riverboat. He or she may decide to remain at port or return early due to weather, or even cancel sailing entirely because of inclement conditions. We run rain or shine…though we do cancel in the case of high winds or lightning. We'll provide updates on the website and social media if we are sure that we have to cancel an event..

Passenger safety comes first. If your ticket includes food, the Edmonton Riverboat will remain at dock and your meal will be served there. If the cruise is canceled by the Captain, and passengers are not permitted onboard the vessel, the ticket price will be refunded, or the cruise re-booked, at the customer’s option.

We are at the mercy of North Saskatchewan water levels–they fluctuate rapidly and are unpredictable. We strive to provide the highest quality sailing experience. Be aware that the sailing route may be adjusted depending on water levels.

The Edmonton Queen is a riverboat in Edmonton on the North Saskatchewan River. It started to sail on the river in 1995 and has been an emblematic attraction in the heart of the city ever since.

General characteristics
Tonnage: 750.49 GT
Length: 51.79 m (169 ft 11 in)
Beam: 12.01 m (39 ft 5 in)
Draft: 0.73 m (2 ft 5 in)

2 × 350 bhp (261 kW) Cummins NTA855 marine diesel engines

2 × Paddlewheels @ 18 rpm

1 × 192 hp (143 kW) Volvo Penta bow thruster

Speed: 9 knots (17 km/h; 10 mph)
Capacity: 399 passengers
Crew: 10
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